It was after Omega was chosen as the official watch manufacturer for NASA’s space missions, that ‘Professional’ was added to Speedmaster’s name, and the watch we love today was born. Omega’s space adventures were not over after the first Moon landings. NASA kept using the Speedmaster for future missions, which led to Omega receiving the Snoopy award after the chronograph was used to time a precise re-entry burn when the internal systems had failed, potentially helping save the crews’ lives during the Apollo 13 mission. Omega released a limited edition ‘Snoopy’ piece to commemorate this feat.The 1861 calibre chronograph movement is great value for money at this price range. It’s a balance more manufacturers—including Omega, oddly enough—should take note of, weighing up historical accuracy in one hand with modern practicality in the other. In the case of the Speedmaster Moonwatch, equilibrium has been achieved.